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Garrison: The SilhouetteThe Silhouette (2003)
Revelation Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: maverickScott
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I reviewed Garrison's last release, The Model EP, a few months back and the best conclusion I could come up with was that the band listens to a heck of a lot of Quicksand. This is fine by me, as there are many worse bands to be influenced by. But as Quicksand evolved into Rival Schools, Garrison.
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I reviewed Garrison's last release, The Model EP, a few months back and the best conclusion I could come up with was that the band listens to a heck of a lot of Quicksand. This is fine by me, as there are many worse bands to be influenced by.

But as Quicksand evolved into Rival Schools, Garrison has evolved their influence, as well - into Rival Schools.

Okay, so I'm joking slightly, although "God Is Not On Our Side" sounds like a United By Fate b-side, and "The Closer" reeks of Walter Schreifels' vocals and Ian Love's insane guitar effects. The five tracks on this EP, billed as the sister release to "The Model," are much grittier and angrier as a whole. The packaging is darker, the lyrics meaner, and the opening track ["Come On Die Young (No Seriously)"] devastatingly heavy. Plus, the CD does this cool thing where if you have it on repeat, the last track fades into the first track [think of the Rx Bandits' Progress for an example], so bonus points for that.

Basically, if you're into the late-nineties style of post-hardcore that has been kicking around since... well, the late nineties, Garrison should definitely be on your list of bands to check out. A definite improvement on The Model.

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Anonymous (July 28, 2003)

i'm a fan.
-kristen

Anonymous (July 26, 2003)

these guys are fucked up! i like their stuff alot but i never know what they are going to do next, i sort of think they are a little more mature than the label they are on. it always sounds like they are trying to do more creative things, be a criminal was amazing, and i actually thought the model was stellar, one of the few bands around these days who's records i look forward to listening to over and over, hearing new things each time. and i like his voice alot as well.

funkisdead (July 23, 2003)

man, garrison rock.
thanks scott. you made me smile
everyone should buy be a criminal.
or do what you want, and live in the knowledge that you missed out on something great.

Anonymous (July 23, 2003)

Lame coverart.

-sickboi

maverick (July 23, 2003)

Woah, I didn't even realize that I wrote 3 reviews in this update that somehow pertained to Rev. Wacky.

-Scott

Anonymous (July 23, 2003)

Man..... Texas is the Reason, Garrison, Sense Field, the Explosion... what's with all the ex-(and some still) Rev band reviews? I'm waiting on the Fastbreak review (or maybe I'll do it myself...)

- BITTER

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